Electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), including electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), mods, vape pens, vapes, e-hookahs, and JUUL (a brand of e-cigarette), are battery-operated devices that have a chamber filled with chemicals. The heat from the battery turns the chemicals into a vapour. The vapour is inhaled by the user (which is called “vaping”). The use of these products has exploded, particularly amongst youth. Want to know more about electronic cigarettes and their risks?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can you do to quit smoking or vaping?

Talk to your doctor about ways to help you quit smoking or using e-cigarettes.

This may include:

  • counselling
  • over-the-counter products approved by Health Canada, like nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, or an inhaler
  • prescription medicines

Over-the-counter products and prescription medicines to help you stop smoking are safe. Research has shown they can help people stop smoking and using tobacco products, or use them less.

For support and information to help you quit smoking or using e-cigarettes, find out more on AlbertaQuits:

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